A couple of chickens

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by elginplowboy, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Just finished up two chickens. No brine just rubbed.
    resting now, will be a good lunch tomorrow.
  2. fester

    fester Smoke Blower

    Good looking birds.
  3. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    nice looking birds! 
  4. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Man o man!  They sure know how to do chickens in Elgin!!


    Looks great!
  5. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look great with no brine how long and what temp did you cook them at 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

  7. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Nice looking birds, good job!
  8. elginplowboy

    elginplowboy Meat Mopper

    Thanks y'all. Here is my process. Unpackaged chicken and remove giblets and neck.
    Pat dry with paper towels.
    Apply rub
    Let rest in fridge to air dry at least 24hr.
    Turn on masterbuilt 30 to max temp 275. I completely close vent to help heat up.
    Pull out of fridge and let sit at room temp while smoker is warming up. When smoker is preheated put chickens on and open vent 1/4 and add 1 cup hot water to water pan. Wait 30 minutes for temp to start recovering and open vent all the way and start pellet tray smoke. I use a micro torch and heat gun to get it started. Let it burn 2 minutes then blow out and stick in smoker. Temp is left at 275 but mine always finishes before getting to that point. Smoke ends up being two hours with avg temp of 225 to 250. Total cook time averages around 3 to 3.5 hours. I pull when breast is around 170. Let rest at least 30 min before carving.

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